Fitzwilliam Chamber Opera presents...

    By Handel

    19:30, Fri 16th November 2007 at Fitzwilliam College Auditorium
    19:30, Sun 18th November 2007 at Fitzwilliam College Auditorium
    Michaelmas Week 6 to Week 7

    Handel's magnificent opera 'Xerxes' is performed by Cambridge's finest young singers, with an orchestra led by the Fitzwilliam String Quartet. This striking production set in a quasi-modern, fantastical realm is the inaugral project of the Fitzwilliam Chamber Opera - to be perfomed in Cambridge, and reprised in the Theatre Royal, Bury St. Edmunds in April 2008.

    King Xerxes is an all-powerful ruler who falls in love with Romilda after hearing her mystical song float through his beautiful garden. Romilda, however, already loves another - much to the chagrin of her scheming sister, Atalanta. Above all, Xerxes seems to have forgotten his betrothal to a foreign princess - who may well not be as far away as he currently imagines...

    This, most 'Mozartian' of Handel's operas is brought to you with a comedic touch and sparkling delivery. A production not to be missed! Email to book tickets.


    Production Team